Tuesday, October 01, 2013

BRAINY BEARS ~ Bright, Smart, Clever, Intelligent, Sensible and Wise

Everybody wants to be friends with our BRAINY BEARS. They have beauty and they have brains and they're absolutely loveable in their striking polkadot and checked prints. See for yourself:

We work with Nine and her group of women folks to make our series of BRAINY BEARS. Each bear is around 16cm tall (seated). Every series of BRAINY BEARS will feature new polkadot and checked prints or other interesting fabrics we can find. Email us here if you have any enquiries.

Saturday, August 31, 2013


Our Textile Teddies will never let you down. They are expertly sewn by housewives as part of our social enterprise that engages families with interesting skills to generate income for them. It's been a while since we last show you our Textile Teddies, so here are some of our latest designs. As always, only a few bears and dogs are made with each fabric pattern. Hope you like them.
Group 1: Our Textile Teddies come in three sizes (from left) Small (with keychain), Big and Jumbo size. 
They have moveable arms and legs and can sit in different poses.
Close up of the Small Textile Teddies in Group 1.
Group 2: Another group of Textile Teddies in different floral fabrics.
Close up look of the small Textile Teddies in Group 2.

Group 3: Small Textile Teddies.


Meet our ever faithful Textile Doggies in different fabric patterns. As with our Teddies, their legs are moveable, so you can display them in different poses. New fabric patterns are used for every new batch of doggies made, and only a few pieces are made with each fabric pattern.

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Hand-Crocheted HOODY BEARS ~ Most Unique Teddy Bears wearing Hoods of Different Animals and Characters

Our HOODY BEARS are among TeddyThotz's earliest and most unique teddy bear designs. They are bears wearing a hood of a different animal or character. The hood can be pulled back to reveal a cute smiling teddy bear.

We started the HOODY BEAR series some years ago when we got to know Ole who was crocheting during her free time after work to supplement her income. Ole, who is now a mother of two kids, learnt to crochet from her mother when she was a little girl.

With the HOODY BEAR idea that we gave her, Ole has created many hoody bear characters showcased in this post. Our HOODY BEARS now also provide extra income for Ole's elderly mother's extended family living in the countryside.

Shown below are the three different sizes of HOODY BEARS that we have ~ Small (8-9cm tall) with keychain for hanging on bags or in your car, Medium (17-20cm tall) and Large (23-26cm tall):

THE THREE DIFFERENT SIZES OF OUR HOODY BEARS ~ Small with keychain (8-9cm tall), Medium (17-20cm tall) and Large (23-26cm tall). The hood can be pulled back to reveal the full head of a cute smiling teddy bear.

THE IMAGES BELOW SHOW OUR CURRENT SERIES OF HOODY BEARS. Mainly Small and Medium sizes are shown, but we have all three sizes. (Not shown are our Hoody Penguin, Tiger and Ultraman.)

HOODY BEAR DORAEMON ~ Large, Medium and Small.
HOODY BEAR ZEBRA ~ Medium and Small.
HOODY BEAR BATMAN and ROBIN (Small and Medium) and HOODY BEAR SPIDERMAN (Small and Large).
TO ORDER, please email us here to tell us which HOODY BEAR and the size that you want. Our online prices are Small $12, Medium $26 and Large $40. Note: Price may change over time.

Wednesday, May 08, 2013

Lovely Mother's Day Gifts ~ Batik Bags & Tissue Holders Made by Our Elderly

Our lovely Batik Bags and Tissue Holders are some of our most popular items among woman shoppers. They are designed and sewn by Jenny, our very talented elderly whose sewing skills and eye for matching colors and fabrics are hard to match.

With an endless range of lovely batik patterns available, we just want to work with as many different patterns as possible. We therefore make only a few bags and tissue holders with each pattern so we can keep getting new batik patterns to use.

Here's a selection of our latest batik bags and tissue holders which will make lovely Mother's Day gifts. The bag has a slip pocket inside and the tissue holder has a zip pocket on the other side.

TO ORDER: Email here with the image of your choice. Each set of Batik Bag + Tissue Holder costs $25. FREE local delivery in support of Mother's Day.

Monday, March 25, 2013

Exclusive Batik Teddies and Doggies for Gardens By The Bay

Ever since Gardens by the Bay open its doors in June 2012, we've been making a series of Batik Teddies and Doggies using the Garden's specially designed Batik fabric.

Here, for the record, are pictures of the latest series of Gardens by the Bay Batik Teddies and Doggies. As they are made exclusively for Gardens by the Bay, they are sold only at the shops there. 

ENQUIRIES: We welcome your comments and enquiries. To get in touch with us, please email george at georgewong@teddythotz.com. You can also find us at the PaTH Market held on the first and last weekend of each month at VivoCity, Level 1, near Lobby A to C area and the POSB ATMs.

Wednesday, February 27, 2013


Here's another series of hand-crocheted ANIMAL PALS with the BIG HEART. As with the first series created in October last year, every animal pal is different and there's only one piece made for each design. 


TO ORDER: Email us here to tell us what you like. Size of each Big Heart Animal is around 19cm tall. Online price is $32 each with free local delivery.

PaTH@VivoCity: You can also find us at the social enterprise market called PaTH@VivoCity this weekend, 2-3 March 2013, Level 1 near Lobby A-C / POSB ATMs area, from 11am to 10pm.

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

MaXX Bears & Bunnies Celebrate LOVE

"When the night has been too lonely
And the road has been too long;
And you think that love is only
For the lucky and the strong.

Just remember in the winter
Far beneath the bitter snow;
Lies the seed that with the sun's love
In the spring becomes the rose." 
~ from "The Rose" written by Amanda McBroom

This is one of the best love songs of all time written by Amanda McBroom and sung by Bette Midler in the 1979 film "The Rose". Love can be "a razor that leaves the soul to bleed" or "a hunger, an endless aching need". But even when your heartache is most deeply felt, remember that "love it is a flower, and you its only seed. ... that with the sun's love, in the spring becomes the rose".

And here to celebrate LOVE are seven MaXX Bears and Bunnies made from recylced jeans. The bear is around 25cm tall and the bunny is around 38cm tall (measured from seated position to tip of ears). TO ORDER please email TeddyThotz with the image of the bear or bunny. Our new price is $45 each with free local delivery.

Wednesday, January 02, 2013

Five Stones ~ Popular Children's Game of the 50s and 60s

Popular with children in Singapore before the onset of television and electronic games, Five Stones is a timeless game that can be played alone or with friends. The game set is small enough to carry in one's pocket and whip out to play anytime anywhere. It's great for any social occasion and is a good test of one’s dexterity.

Each set of Five Stones comes packed in a handy bag with wrist strap sewn by our elderly
from a mix of different beautiful batik fabrics.

Our Five Stones are made by our elderly using different mix of batik fabrics sewn into pouches and filled with yellow beans. Each set of Five Stones comes packed in a handy batik bag with wrist strap beautifully made as can be seen from the following sets of Five Stones which you can purchase online:

TO ORDER, email us here. Price is $9 per set including local delivery by SingPost unregistered mail. You can also buy our Five Stones at the Asian Civilisations Museum, Empress Place, at its lobby shop, to support our elderly's effort and our heritage.

Five Stones is still played today. Just watch the video below produced by Lasalle to learn how to play this easy to learn and interesting game (get straight to how to play at  1 min into the video).

For a personal account of this game, click on this link ~ ikatbag ~ by Lorraine, a mother of three girls who recalls the popularity of the game in her youth and instructs you on how to make Five Stones.